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May 5, 2022, 11:00 AM

Inflation in Turkey soars to eye-popping near 70% in April

Official data show that inflation in Turkey has soared to nearly 70% in April, as skyrocketing prices eat away at earnings and put even basic necessities out of reach for many households
May 5, 2022, 11:00 AM
Inflation in Turkey soars to eye-popping near 70% in April
1 month ago

Turkey launches new ground, air offensive in northern Iraq

Turkey has launched a new ground and air cross-border offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq
1 month ago
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Turkey detains former Kurdish party officials for PKK links

Turkey's state-run news agency says authorities have detained 46 people, including former officials of a pro-Kurdish party, suspected of having financial links to Kurdish militants
1 month ago
Turkey detains former Kurdish party officials for PKK links
1 month ago

Turkey's inflation hits 61% climbing to new 20-year high

Yearly inflation in Turkey has hit 61.14%, climbing to a new 20-year high and deepening a cost of living crisis for many households
1 month ago
Turkey's inflation hits 61% climbing to new 20-year high
2 months ago

Turkey announces measures to protect women from violence

Turkey's president has announced a set of measures aimed at curbing acts of violence against women, a year after he withdrew Turkey from a landmark European treaty that aimed to protect women from violence
2 months ago
Turkey announces measures to protect women from violence
3 months ago

Turkish opposition vows return to parliamentary democracy

The leaders of six opposition parties in Turkey have pledged to bring back parliamentary democracy which would scrap the executive presidential system introduced by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
3 months ago
Turkish opposition vows return to parliamentary democracy
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Turkey lowers taxes on basic foods to fight high inflation

Turkey’s president has announced a significant reduction in taxes on basic food supplies as the country faces rampant inflation and numerous protests over eroding living standards
3 months ago
Turkey to lower taxes on basic foods to fight high inflation
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Turkey's Erdogan says he tested positive for COVID-19

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has tested positive for COVID-19
3 months ago
Turkey's Erdogan says he tested positive for COVID-19
3 months ago

Inflation in Turkey hits 20-year high of nearly 49%

Turkey’s annual inflation came in at nearly 49%, hitting a nearly 20-year high and further eroding people’s ability to buy even basic things like food
3 months ago
Inflation in Turkey hits 20-year high of nearly 49%
3 months ago

Turkish jets target Kurdish positions in Iraq, Syria; 4 die

Turkey's defense ministry says Turkish warplanes struck Kurdish insurgent positions in Iraq and Syria in a new cross-border offensive
3 months ago
Turkish jets target Kurdish positions in Iraq, Syria
5 months ago

Turkey freezes assets of 770 people for alleged terror links

Turkey has frozen the assets of 770 Turkish nationals and a Chicago-based foundation it accuses of having links to terror groups
5 months ago
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US denies man held in Turkey for fake passport is diplomat

U.S. officials have denied an American citizen who was arrested in Turkey for allegedly providing a fake passport to a Syrian man is a U.S. diplomat
5 months ago
US denies man held in Turkey for fake passport is diplomat
5 months ago

Turkey: US diplomat arrested, allegedly sold fake passport

Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish authorities have arrested an American diplomat working for the U.S. Consulate in Lebanon for allegedly providing a fake passport to a Syrian national
5 months ago
Turkey: US diplomat arrested, allegedly sold fake passport
5 months ago

Turkey's Erdogan says social media a 'threat to democracy'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described social media as one of the main threats to democracy
5 months ago
Turkey's Erdogan says social media a 'threat to democracy'
6 months ago

Turkey: Debris from collapsed building cleared after rescues

Turkey's state-run news agency says workers are using excavators to clear debris from the site in eastern Turkey where a two-story building collapsed, injuring 13 people
6 months ago
Turkey: Debris from collapsed building cleared after rescues
7 months ago

Turkey's Erdogan: Biden will do 'his best' for F-16 sale

Turkey's President says his U.S. counterpart has told him that he would do “his best” to ensure that the U.S. Congress and Senate would approve a Turkish request to purchase American-made F-16 fighter jets
7 months ago
Turkey's Erdogan: Biden will do 'his best' for F-16 sale
7 months ago

Syrians face deportation from Turkey over banana videos

Videos of them eating bananas come amid complaints about refugees' lifestyles.
7 months ago
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Finland's leader: Turkey decision on envoys 'regrettable'

10 foreign ambassadors called for Turkey to free a jailed human rights activist.
7 months ago
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Turkey's Erdogan looks to Putin after Biden talks disappoint

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says recent talks with U.S. President Joe Biden have proved disappointing, and that his country, a NATO member, would seek closer ties with Russia
8 months ago
Turkey's Erdogan looks to Putin after Biden talks disappoint
9 months ago

Turkey evacuates some flooding victims; death toll hits 62

Turkey sent ships to help evacuate people, vehicles from a town on the Black Sea
9 months ago
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Firefighting plane crashes in Turkey

Officials in Moscow said the Russian firefighting plane crashed while trying to land at an airport in southern Turkey.
9 months ago
Firefighting plane crashes in Turkey
9 months ago

Death toll from floods in northern Turkey reaches 38

The death toll from floods and mudslides in northern Turkey has risen to at least 38 as emergency crews search demolished buildings, swamped homes, and submerged basements for more victims and survivors
9 months ago
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Drone footage shows devastation from Turkey wildfires

Drone footage shows the devastating aftermath of wildfires that have been raging in Turkey.
9 months ago
Drone footage shows devastation from Turkey wildfires
10 months ago

12 killed as bus carrying migrants overturns in east Turkey

The Turkish state-run Anadolu news agency reported that 12 people have been killed and 20 others injured when a minibus carrying migrants overturned and caught fire in eastern Turkey
10 months ago
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Turkey officially withdraws from treaty protecting women

Turkey has formally withdrawn from a landmark international treaty protecting women from violence
10 months ago
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Turkey's Erdogan takes first step in 'crazy' canal project

Canal skirting Istanbul will ease traffic in the Bosporus, government says.
1 year ago
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108 people go on trial in Turkey over 2014 Kobani protests

More than 100 people linked to a pro-Kurdish party are to go on trial.
1 year ago
108 on trial in Turkey for 2014 Kobani protests
1 year ago

Turkey probes cryptocurrency exchange for possible $2B fraud

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a cryptocurrency exchange over allegations that it may have defrauded some 390,000 investors of an estimated $2 billion
1 year ago
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Turkey to ban cryptocurrencies for buying goods, services

Turkey’s central bank is banning the use of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin in payments for goods and services
1 year ago
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Women, LGBT people and students protest for rights in Turkey

Hundreds gathered in Istanbul to demand recent government decisions be reversed.
1 year ago
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Biden calls Turkey's exit from treaty for women unwarranted

Turkey’s abandonment of the treaty is "deeply disappointing," he said.
1 year ago
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Turkish police frees politician after detention in assembly

Turkish police detain a politician staging a parliament sit-in.
1 year ago
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Turkey withdraws from European treaty protecting women

The Council of Europe's secretary general called the decision "devastating."
1 year ago
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Turkish sailors abducted by pirates return home from Nigeria

Fifteen Turkish sailors were kidnapped by pirates off west Africa last month.
1 year ago
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Turkish televangelist gets life term for sex abuse, offenses

A Turkish court has sentenced a controversial Muslim televangelist and cult leader to a life term in prison, finding him guilty of forming a criminal gang and sexual abuse of minors, among several other offenses
1 year ago
Turkish televangelist gets life term for sex abuse, offenses
1 year ago

Turkey seeks arrest of businessman linked to US fraud scheme

Turkish prosecutors have issued a detention warrant against a Turkish businessman with links to Utah-based business executives who have pleaded guilty to a $511 million tax credit scheme in the United States
1 year ago
Turkey seeks arrest of businessman linked to US fraud scheme
1 year ago

Turkish lawmakers pass bill monitoring civil society groups

Rights groups have warned the law would violate the freedom of association.
1 year ago
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EU to spend hundreds of millions more on refugees in Turkey

The European Union plans to spend hundreds of millions of euros over the next year helping refugees living in Turkey, most of them people who fled the war in Syria
1 year ago
EU to spend hundreds of millions more on refugees in Turkey
1 year ago

Turkish philanthropist on trial for alleged failed coup ties

A Turkish philanthropist is again standing trial in Turkey, this time on charges of espionage and attempting to overthrow the government in connection with a failed coup four years ago
1 year ago
Turkish philanthropist stands trial for alleged ties to coup
1 year ago

Turkey won't step back on S-400s despite US sanctions

Turkey's foreign minister says Turkey won’t step back from its decision to deploy Russian air defense systems despite U.S. sanctions imposed on the country over the purchase
1 year ago
Turkey won't step back on S-400s despite US sanctions
1 year ago

US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system

Pres. Trump sanctioned Turkey for purchasing a Russian missile defense system after years of Congress pressuring him to.
1 year ago
US sanctions NATO ally Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system
1 year ago

Turkey rejects EU decision to widen sanctions

Turkey has asked the European Union to act as an ‘honest mediator’ in its dispute with EU members Greece and Cyprus over the exploration of gas reserves in the Mediterranean, after European leaders approved expanding sanctions against Ankara
1 year ago
Turkey rejects EU decision to widen sanctions
1 year ago

Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup

A Turkish court has sentenced hundreds of military and civilian personnel at an air base to life prison sentences, proclaiming them guilty of involvement in a failed coup attempt in 2016
1 year ago
Pilots, civilians given life terms over Turkey's 2016 coup
2 years ago

Turkey bans smoking in public places to curb virus spread

Turkey’s interior ministry has banned smoking in public places across the country to curb the spread of COVID-19
2 years ago
Turkey bans smoking in public places to curb virus spread
2 years ago

Turkish finance minister, Erdogan's son-in-law, resigns post

Berak Albayrak is stepping down for health reasons, to spend time with family.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Quake toll rises to 116 in Turkey; rescuers finish searches

The death toll in last week’s Aegean Sea earthquake has risen to 116 as rescuers in the Turkish city of Izmir completed their searches of the final collapsed buildings
2 years ago
Rescuers make final search in Turkey as quake death toll rises in
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Turkey fines social media giants for breaching online law

Turkey has issued fines against global social media companies for failing to appoint a representative to ensure they conform to Turkish law
2 years ago
Turkey fines social media giants for breaching online law
2 years ago

Tourist boat sinks near Turkish coast; 1 Russian dead

Officials say a tour boat with 33 tourists on board has capsized near the Turkish Mediterranean coast of Alanya, killing at least one person
2 years ago
Tourist boat sinks near Turkish coast; 1 person dead
2 years ago

2 children pulled alive in dramatic Turkey quake rescues

Rescuers have pulled two children from the rubble of a deadly earthquake in a Turkish coastal city
2 years ago
2 children rescued in Turkey as quake death toll reaches 81
2 years ago

Turkey threatens new military operation into Syria

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch a new military operation in northern Syria if Kurdish militants are not cleared from areas along its border with Syria
2 years ago
Turkey threatens new military operation into Syria